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Fast and Fabulous Data When You’re in a Hurry

We have all been there before: the grant is due in a week (or maybe tomorrow) and it is 3:00 a.m. and you have to find data to support your grant proposal as soon as possible. As a self-proclaimed data nerd, I am giving you my favorite sources to find fabulous facts in a pinch. The information below is a mix of resources for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education. Continue Reading

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Funding Guide for Summer Learning Programs

While summer is a time for relaxation and fun, that doesn’t mean it has to be a time of learning loss. A strong body of research confirms that students lose months of the skills they learned during the school year over the summer break. With budgets getting tighter, schools and educators have turned to federal, state, and local funding sources to finance important summer learning programs. Continue Reading

Crowdfunding Versus Grant Writing: What’s the Difference?

As school budgets get tighter, more and more educators are turning to crowdfunding sites, such as DonorsChoose, AdoptAClasroom, and GoFundMe, to raise much needed funds for their classrooms. But what is crowdfunding and how is it different from grant writing?

Crowdfunding is when an individual or organization raises money from numerous donors, typically with the help of a website, to fund equipment or a project or program. Unlike general school fundraisers, both crowdfunding and grant writing raise money to address a specific need. While both approaches have been proven to achieve similar results, they are both vastly different. Here’s a quick guide to crowdfunding versus grant writing.

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Are You the One?: Evaluating Potential Funders

Once you find a promising opportunity, it’s important to take the time to thoroughly evaluate the funder. Writing an application is hard work, and you want to be sure the opportunity is a good fit before you forge ahead.

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Anatomy of a Grant Proposal

Anatomy of a Grant Proposal

So you’ve found a grant that could provide the funding for your project. Now it’s time to write a fundable grant proposal, but where do you start? Grant writing can be intimidating, but here’s a short break down of the key pieces of a grant proposal and articles to get you started.

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